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Polio message to go out at mosques

HEALTH AUTHORITIES will device new methods, including distribution of publicity material after Friday prayers at mosques in the City, to attract parents of children below five years to the more than 2000 vaccination booths that would be set up for the forthcoming round of Pulse Polio Immunisation on this Sunday, February 11, in Indore district.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2007 14:23 IST

HEALTH AUTHORITIES will device new methods, including distribution of publicity material after Friday prayers at mosques in the City, to attract parents of children below five years to the more than 2000 vaccination booths that would be set up for the forthcoming round of Pulse Polio Immunisation on this Sunday, February 11, in Indore district.

It was also decided at a meeting of the district-level task force committee, chaired by Collector Vivek Aggarwal, to take action against employees whose work during the first round in 2007 on January 9 was not satisfactory.

As many as 13 per cent children were left out during the January 9 round of immunisation, an official release said here on Monday.

The Collector has issued strict instructions to cover each and every child below five years and polio drop be administered to him/her positively. If even a single child is found left out, the concerned officer-worker would have to face action, Aggarwal made it clear at the meeting, also attended by Additional Collector Renu Pant.

While discussing various ways to bring children to the booths, Shahar Kazi Dr Isharat Ali said, “On Friday, February 9, pamphlets informing people about the immunisation campaign would be distributed at all the mosques in the City after prayers.”

The meeting was attended by officials from health, Women and Child Development, Revenue and Education Departments, apart from representatives of NGOs, the release added.